Professional Endodontic Care in Garden Grove
Endodontics is the practice of dentistry pertaining directly to the nerves in the teeth. There are two common endodontic procedures including root canals and retreatments.
At Allstar Dental, we understand how painful and scary a root canal can be. With our experienced endodontic specialists, you can feel confident that your tooth is being treated properly for a healthy smile every time! A root canal is the best treatment for an infected tooth. The endodontist will remove the rotting nerves in the root of the tooth, reseal the tooth, and fit the tooth with a crown.
Distilled, the decay is a cavity in the center of the tooth, or the pulp. The root canal repairs and oftentimes saves a tooth that is decaying or has become infected.
While the tooth’s root is removed, it’s not essential to how a tooth function, but does play a role in detecting hot and cold temperatures.
What causes damage to the tooth’s nerve and pulp?
It can be a mystery on how tooth decay can penetrate so deeply, but it often emerges from large fillings and a series of dental procedures on one tooth, a crack or chip, or trauma to the face.
Ninety-five percent of all root canals performed by a licensed endodontist succeed the first time and there are no further issues with that tooth, however, if you’re a part of that unlucky five percent, then retreatment to the tooth is critical. If the tooth has not healed properly or a new infection is plaguing the tooth, talk with us to discuss further treatment options.